CPSC And Jade Express Inc. Recall Baby Rattle Sets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell

December 21, 1994

(301) 504-6815

Release # 95-050

 

CPSC And Jade Express Inc. Recall Baby Rattle Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jade Express Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling a total of about 80,000 three piece and six piece "Hello Baby" toy rattle sets imported from China. During CPSC testing, the rattles separated into small parts (small balls and small plastic fragments) when dropped, presenting a choking hazard to babies and young children.

The three-piece set, item #8003, which contains a plastic telephone, bird, and trumpet rattle, comes in assorted colors. Jade Express packaged the set in a cardboard box with an oval front cellophane window.

The six-piece set, item #8006, contains the same three rattles as the three piece set, plus a rolling cage toy, a four ball rolling rattle, and a set of plastic keys. This set also comes in a cardboard box with an oval front cellophane window. Labels on the cartons of both sets read, "HELLO BABY AND BABY RATTLE...MADE IN CHINA."

Jade Express distributed the three and six piece rattle sets, which sold for about $5 and $10 respectively, to chain, discount, and toy stores between October 1993 and August 1994 in Southern California, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, and Florida.

Consumers are urged to take the rattles away from babies and young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. Consumer who have questions about this recall can contact Jade Express Inc. at (213) 622-0922 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.

Neither CPSC nor Jade Express Inc. are aware of any injuries involving these pacifiers. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. A CPSC representative discovered the potentially hazardous rattles during an inspection of another toy importer in Miami, Fla.